Hello dearies! It has been all work and play over here at the BFS studios (that's what comes of having a business that you love. :D ). Since we're gearing up for a few different upcoming events, I thought I would share with you all a peek into that process; specifically getting everything (non-singing related) ready for our trip down to Tennessee for Remembering WWII.
Jessica and I decided that we wanted to do a bit of a sew along together to make our dresses for the event. Ha! That didn't quite work out, since I already have mine finished. But I still am helping Jessica, as this is only her second dress that she's ever made. I must say she is doing a perfectly splendid job, and is extremely patient with my slightly scatter-brained ways. She has even thought of different, more practical ways of going about making her dress that I never would have thought of. The blessings of having sisters.
My Hatbox, with all of my lovely vintage hats and gloves in it. I can't wait to take a few of them down to Tennessee with me.
A peek at my finished dress complete with belt and vintage hat. I am so happy with my dress. And can you believe it, everything, except for the thread, the zipper, and the interfacing for the belt is vintage! Fabric, bias tape, buttons and buckle, everything is vintage!
If you'll remember in my 1940's Reenactment Inspiration post, I said I was still looking for shoes. Well, I found them! These beauties are from the 1970's, made by Sears, no less. I think they will work perfectly for an early to mid 40's ensemble, even with the slightly more pointed toe. They look most like late 30's shoes in my opinion. They have a 3" heel, so I might have a wee bit of sore feet by the end of the day. Ah! The things we sacrifice for fashion. :)
I've also been doing a bit of re-reading in my 1940's sewing book to make sure that the techniques that I used in making my dress, and that I am having Jessica use, are accurate. I love looking at how people did things decades ago. So much has changed since the 1940's, and yet some things, even sewing techniques, haven't. I can certainly be grateful for that!
I just started working on some U.S.O armbands for we girls to wear for the private U.S.O dinner. I'm also going to make some STAFF armbands for the staff members of the event. Oh! It's going to be so much fun!
Oh, and I can't forget! The last, but not least, bit of prep work: Our CD's came!!! We're hoping to release these online by the end of the week, but we'll see. We would appreciate your prayers that everything gets worked out on time. I know that whatever happens, and whenever we release the CD's, it will all be in the Lord's perfect timing. We'll also be selling these CD's down in Tennessee at the Remembering WWII event, so if you're going to be there, do come and pick one up in person!
If you were going to a WWII reenactment, would you make or buy your dress?
Are you all tired of me rambling on about the WWII event? ;)
Have you entered the Lilla Rose Giveaway yet? You'd better hurry, because it ends tonight!
Would you like us to do a post on how we get everything singing-related ready for an event?
the Middle Sister and Singer
CREDITS // Author: Brigid Boyer; Photography (except for last photo): Charlotte Boyer; Photos edited with VSCO Film Presets.